1991 MAZDA NAVAJO NON-BATTERY STARTING PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • Kevinjscahill
  • 1991 MAZDA NAVAJO

Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Mazda Navajo 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles

Hello,

I recently bought my friend's 91 Navajo and, as soon as I bought it, it started having problems not starting. Twice, it refused to start, but, when I came back to it later, it started without getting jumped. Now, it just will not start.

When I turn the key, there is an almost buzzing noise and then a pop.

I had a guy from advanced auto parts check the battery, and the battery is fine. I removed it and cleaned it just in case.

People have suggested to me that it is the starter or the connections.

From the little information I can provide, what seems like the best course of action? Should I just go buy a starter and attempt to put it in myself?

Please help. I cannot find a job until I have a working car. Thank you so much in advance.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 3:31 PM

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  • Rasmataz
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Now, it just will not start.

Is it cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 3:48 PM
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There is no "rr-rrr-rr" sound like an engine starting. It's a flat sort of buzz (maybe grinding?) Sound.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 4:39 PM
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The way you describe it sounds like the overrunning clutch on the starter is slipping-Repalce the starter

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 4:41 PM

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